12-day tour featuring Rapid City, Custer State Park, Yellowstone National Park, Salt Lake City and more…
On this fun-filled vacation, discover the majestic parks and historic lodges of the American West. Begin your trip in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the Black Hills. Enjoy an orientation tour and visit to Badlands National Park with its stunning scenery. Spend two nights in Custer State Park at the historic State Game Lodge, a gracious stone and wood lodge set in a beautiful mountain valley that served as the “Summer White House” for President Coolidge. Here, enjoy a buffalo safari and chuck wagon cookout. Visit the world’s largest mammoth-remains excavation site in Hot Springs, spend free time exploring Custer State Park, and visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial.
Cross the plains and mountains of Wyoming and arrive in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West town of Cody, Wyoming. Wrap up the first half of your vacation with a true Ranch experience – the U-Cross Ranch! Stay overnight and enjoy the beautiful grounds by horseback, fishing, hiking, and entertainment by the campfire after dinner. Next up: Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and the geothermal home of Old Faithful Geyser. Stay at one of the majestic hotels inside Yellowstone, enjoy Yellowstone’s Upper and Lower Falls, and watch for herds of bison and other animals.
On your way to Jackson, tour beautiful Grand Teton National Park. In the thoroughly Western town of Jackson, enjoy plenty of leisure time. Your grand vacation concludes with a trip through the Wasatch Mountains and a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City, Utah. On this tour, you’ll see some of the West’s classic lodges, breathtaking scenery, and historic sights—what a grand vacation!
Tour pricing starts at $2,959 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.
2015 departures available: August 27 & September 10